Mané, Golden Ball of Africa

first_imgBest coachDjamel Belmadi (Algeria) Best playerSadio Mane (Liverpool) Goal of the yearRiyad Mahrez (Manchester City) against Nigeria in the semifinals of the African Cup What was an open secret ended up being official: the Senegalese Sadio Mané is the new CAF Golden Ball. The Liverpool striker picked up the prize that recognizes the best African player of the year 2019 in Hurghada (Egypt) on Tuesday, being ahead of the vote of his partner in Liverpool, the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, and Riyad Mahrez, Algerian attacker of the City. Best federationEgyptian Football Association PrizeWinner Best playerAsisat Oshoala (Barcelona) Best player playing in an African clubYoussef Belaili (Al-Ahli) Best female teamCameroon Best youngAckraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) Best coachDesiree Ellis (South Africa) Best male teamAlgeria In this way, Mané collects the relay of Salah, who missed the gala in his native country (which he already said a lot) and who had won the prize in the last two editions. Interestingly, before Salah, Mahrez was the CAF Golden Ball in 2016.All CAF awards Mané was the big favorite to win the award after his spectacular season. He won the Champions League with Liverpool, he was top scorer of the Premier, in which he has only lost one match in all of 2019, he was a finalist in the African Cup with his selection, and he was fourth in the 2019 Ballon d’Or vote awards France Football magazine. With this track record it was difficult to assume that Salah, who won the same awards in Liverpool as he did but whose role in the Africa Cup left much to be desired, and Mahrez, who won the Africa Cup with Algeria and the English triplet with the City (although without such a prominent role in their club), they could face it. President of the yearMoise Katumbi (Mazembe)last_img

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